It's amazing how many people have never been on a farm in their lives.  If you've ever wanted to see where your food comes from, there's virtual tour you're going to want to check out.

When we were young, my dad's best friend owned a dairy farm in Arcade, NY.  We used to go there quite a bit when we were kids.  My brothers even spent entire summers there helping with chores, doing hay, and learning what it took to be farmers.  I often helped out there and with hay on a farm that was right around the corner from our house.

Not everyone has that opportunity.  It really is pretty amazing when you find out how many people have never been inside a working barn.

But that doesn't mean you can't learn about agriculture.

There will be an opportunity for people to essentially walk right into a working barn in Avon, NY.  It's a virtual barn tour and it'll take place with the American Dairy Association North East’s virtual farm tours at Mulligan Farm.   They're inviting teachers and students from all over to take advantage.  The tour will be aimed at high school age kids from 8th grade through seniors.

If you'd like to join them on Wednesday, they ask that you get registered by clicking here.  While you're there, you can see some of the other "Live Stream" date opportunities.

If you're a teacher that has younger students in kindergarten through grad 3, they might be more interested in the “Fun on the Farm” video series.  In that series, they cover topics like cow and calf care, cow nutrition, milking procedures, and even cooking with dairy.

 

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